Orlando shooting victim named honorary firefighter
Cory Connell wanted to be a firefighter even after he was warned that the profession wasn't exactly the most lucrative
ORLANDO, Fla. — An aspiring firefighter who was among those killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting was named an honorary one during a service to honor his life.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that 21-year-old Cory James Connell got the distinction Saturday from the Orange County Fire Rescue.
Firefighter/paramedic Lori Clay told those at the service that Connell was a regular at the firehouse.
Clay says Connell wanted to be a firefighter even after he was warned that the profession wasn't exactly the most lucrative.
Clay says Connell told her, "I don't care about money. I want to do it because I want to save lives. I want to help people.'"
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs made the proclamation that officially made Connell a firefighter.
- Honorary Firefighter